Ã¢??If we postponed the wedding that would mean we gave in to the terrorists, and we will not do that.Ã¢?Â
Jordanian Shukri Azar and his bride Heba Abu Ghazali arrive for their wedding party at the Days Inn hotel, one of three luxury hotels bombed on Wednesday, in Amman November 11, 2005.
In another wedding…
Nimer Qubti and Suha Jildah were not afraid to have their wedding at the Days Inn on Saturday evening, as 150 guests joined them in celebration and solidarity.
The marriage was the second at the hotel since Wednesday’s bombings, which killed 57 people including several at the Days Inn. Joy and sadness mixed at the ceremony, but the tragedy a few days earlier would not keep the couple from going on with their lives explained Essa Qubti, the groom’s father.
Elia Turjuman, the bride’s brother-in-law, said: Ã¢??If we postponed the wedding that would mean we gave in to the terrorists, and we will not do that.Ã¢?Â The families say they were not afraid to have the wedding at the hotel and management assured them that security was stringent.
Khalid Abu Ghoush, general manager at the Days Inn, told The Jordan Times that security is tight, and that the hotel is running as usual. The damages have been repaired, mainly the windows at the front of the lobby, and extra security measures have been taken, including metal detectors, scanners and extra security personnel. About 35 per cent of rooms are occupied. [full article]